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Dr. Cisse Spragins is founder and CEO of Rockwell Labs Ltd.

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Offer prevention for cluster flies Posted on 19 Jun 2020 in the Flies & Tips and Tricks categories.

While neither a public health pest nor a filth fly, cluster flies (Pollenia spp.) are a significant nuisance in a large part of the U.S. Read more»

Change up products, techniques to lower risk of resistance Posted on 08 Mar 2020 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

With common, widespread and persistent species, it’s important to “mix it up” with products and techniques to lower the risk of resistance. Read more»

Treat overwintering pests with botanicals Posted on 13 Aug 2018 in the Invasive/Occasional Species & Tips and Tricks categories.

Overwintering pests can be difficult, because pest management professionals often get called in once these pests have emerged indoors. Read more»

Use silica dust for drywood termite prevention Posted on 28 Jun 2017 in the Drywood Termites & Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

Drywood termites commonly enter structures through attic or foundation vents, or under eaves or shingles. Unlike subterranean termites, they don’t require a connection to damp soil, so they don’t construct... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Bed Bug Control Options Posted on 30 Nov 2015 in the Bed Bugs & Tips and Tricks categories.

Bed bug control is one of the most difficult challenges a pest management professional will face, thanks to the extreme thoroughness of treatment required and the typically zero tolerance for... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Stored Product Pest Management Options Posted on 09 Jul 2015 in the Stored Product Pests & Tips and Tricks categories.

Stored product pests can be annoyingly persistent in certain accounts, and fumigation isn’t practical in many areas. Removing the infested commodity is the most important step, but there are several... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: How to Avoid Potential Cockroach Resistance Problems Posted on 29 Dec 2014 in the Cockroaches & Tips and Tricks categories.

If one thing is known about cockroaches, it’s they shouldn’t be underestimated. To avoid potential resistance problems, rotate a minimum of two gel baits. When selecting products to rotate, it’s... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Weatherable Granular Bait May Help Control Ant Infestation Posted on 23 Oct 2014 in the Ants & Tips and Tricks categories.

Ants can be active and invade structures anytime the weather is sufficiently warm. To prevent infestation, try a weatherable granular bait as part of the regular perimeter program. Weatherable bait... Read more»

Tips & Tricks: Why Carpenter Ants are the Termites of the North Posted on 03 Aug 2014 in the Carpenter Ants & Termites & Tips and Tricks categories.

  Carpenter ants are sometimes called the termites of the North because of their propensity to damage wood and the fact they’re not limited to the more temperate climates. Colonies... Read more»

Tips and Tricks: Pets aren’t Only Reason for Fleas and Ticks Posted on 20 Mar 2014 in the Fleas & Ticks & Tips and Tricks categories.

While fleas and ticks can be associated with pets, it isn’t necessarily the case in all structural pest control situations. Ticks are a problem most commonly outdoors, particularly around homes... Read more»